A Dragon’s Story slot – NextGen Gaming


A Dragon's StoryHelp Ruff the flame coloured dragon defend his mountain of gold from thieving Sir William in NextGen’s ‘A Dragon’s Story’ online video slot. Released earlier this year in March of 2016, A Dragon’s Story promises to be a thrilling adventure with its Bonus Bet Feature, Wilds, Coin Bonus and Free Games. Play online at Royal Panda from either desktop or mobile device to win up to £36,500!

Help Ruff Defend His Treasure!

A Dragon’s Story is a 3-row, 5-reel, 25-fixed payline slot with 3 different Game Modes that offer RTPs ranging from 95,2% – 95,6%. The symbols are set against a background depicting Ruff the Dragon sitting on a pile of glittering gold with a cliffside view of the wilderness. Little green dragons sit just underneath the reels and spit fire at symbols (transforming them into Wilds) during gameplay. The music and sound effects are very on target with the overall medieval Dragon vs Knight theme. A Dragon’s Story displays values for Line Bet and Win beneath the reels. Values for Total Bet and Balance can be seen along the top of the slot screen. All values are displayed in cash except for Pays which are listed in coins. Players may select a Total Cash Bet ranging from 25p-£100 at Royal Panda by choosing a Bet/Line (1p-£2.00). Paytable values are fixed despite changes made to the Bet/Line.

Free GamesA Dragon’s Story has 12 symbols. There are 2 special symbols including a Dragon Wild and a Jewel Scatter. The Wild can form its own winning combinations and substitutes for any regular symbol. The Scatter can also form its own winning combos and is involved in triggering Free Games. A Dragon’s Story has 10 regular symbols. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Treasure, Sir William, Shield, Boot, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9.

This online slot’s gameplay is left to right with the exception of Jewel Scatters which do not follow along any payline. Get 2+ Sir Williams, Treasure symbols, Wilds or Scatters to win, OR get 3+ of the rest. All wins, including Scatter wins, are calculated by multiplying the Bet/Line by the Pay.

A Dragon’s story’s single payline profits vary a bit with Game Mode selection. For No SuperBet & SuperBet 1: get 3+ Sir Williams or higher. SuperBet 2: get 3+ Treasure symbols or higher to profit. Wild Wins increase as the SuperBet increases. The Jewel Scatter is the highest paying slot symbol of the game (2500, 375, 125, 25) giving A Dragon’s Story the potential to award up to £5000 along a single payline.

Special Features
Like most NextGen slots, A Dragon’s Story offers an Autoplay ranging from 5-100 consecutive spins. Click the ‘fast forward’ button to speed things up and click the ‘stop’ button to end Autoplay.
Game Settings include: toggle sound on/off via the musical notes button.

A Dragon’s Story Bonus Features

Flaming Wilds‘SuperBet’ Feature and Flaming Wilds: A Dragon’s Story offers 3 SuperBet options which have differing RTPs and number of Wilds. The 1st option is ‘No SuperBet’ which offers an RTP of 95,2% with 1 little dragon beneath reel 3 that barbecues symbols transforming them into Wilds. The other 2 options come with higher RTPs and additional Wilds that are added to the reels for an extra Coin Bet. ‘SuperBet 1’ costs an additional 35 coins for an RTP of 95,3% and dragons beneath reels 2-4. ‘SupberBet 2’ costs an additional 50 coins for an RTP of 95,6% and dragons beneath all the reels (1-5).

Brave Sir William Bonus: This Feature triggers randomly after a spin. Sir William approaches Ruff. Players must click 1 of 3 flames (blue, purple, red), then sit back and watch Sir William get his buns roasted for a random Coin Prize: 50, 75, 100, 125, 200, 250, 375, 500, 625 or 1250.

Free Games: 3+ Jewel Scatters triggers a round of 10 Free Games with a Win Multiplier of 2x. The little green dragons trigger even more Wilds during this Game Mode. It is possible to re-trigger this Feature.

Gamble FeatureGamble Feature: This optional Feature becomes available after a win and is commonly seen across NextGen slots. Guess the correct colour of a facedown card to double winnings or guess the correct suit to quadruple them. Correctly guess 5 consecutive times. Lose all winnings on an incorrect guess. View ‘Card History’ to track past cards.

Summary table A Dragon’s Story

Software developer NextGen Gaming
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date March 2016
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 95,2% up to 95,6% with Bonus Bet
Volatility / variance (?) Low
Features (?) SuperBet, Flaming Wilds, Brave Sir William Bonus and Gamble Feature
Roles / pay-lines (?) 5 / 25
Min. / Max. bet 25p up to £100
Coin value 0.01 up to 2.00
Max. prize £36,500


Burn & Defend for Cash!

A Dragon’s Story is a creative adventure with plenty of animations to keep it interesting during gameplay. While testing this online slot on the developer’s website (with SuperBet 2 selected), a Dragon’s Story produced around 6.2 wins every 10 spins. The majority of those wins were due to Wild Wins. Overall, 25% of our Total Wins were profitable. Our biggest win was due to a Wild Win amounting to 12.6x the Bet. Out of 200 test spins, the Sir William Bonus triggered twice awarding a win of 1x the Bet with a Blue Flame selection and a win of 4x the Bet with a Purple Flame selection. Free Games didn’t trigger during the test run indicating that the Hit Rate for Free Games is rather infrequent. For more slots with multiple RTP options, check out these other NextGen Gaming video slots.

7.5 -
  • Graphics & Sound 7.5
  • Features 8.7
  • Usability 7
  • Bet Options 8
  • Originality 6.5
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